About this site...

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"A site all about, as the name suggests, the Seminary at Forest Glen, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. This is a beautifully presented and highly evocative site that succeeds in conveying the love of the subject so clearly felt by those responsible for putting it together. Excellent." -- Ashgate Arachnid
This web site was developed as a non-commercial project of my company, Operant WebSites, to increase public awareness of the fascinating history and remaining charm of the Seminary at Forest Glen, and the perils that threaten it. The site is also intended to be a showcase for Operant's web development services.

I've been fascinated by what I have learned in the course of this project. However, the true experts about National Park Seminary, are people like Ric Nelson, Save Our Seminary at Forest Glen, and the alumnae. I hope that any viewers of this site who know something that I don't will send me e-mail so that the site can continuously improve.

The images contained in this site have been "colorized." Almost all of the pictures from which I worked were originally black and white, but I quickly found that leaving them in that state impoverished the experience. I took the liberty of adding color to the pictures. In some, it's only a matter of giving the whole picture a monochromatic tint. In some of the others, I was a little more ambitious and colored particular areas with what I thought would be a realistic color. In some cases, particularly with buildings, I had to guess. I make no representation that the colors in the images are accurate, and I would particularly appreciate hearing from anyone who knows what the true colors were. I intended the effect to be something like the pictures in a 1920s National Geographic magazine, which were hand-colored. I realize that the issue of coloring photographs may be controversial to some. But the alternative, (black, white and gray roses on the Pergola Bridge) leaves something to be desired.

Having pointed out that there may be flaws in this site, I nonetheless hope you enjoy surfing it as much as I've enjoyed putting it together!

Kenneth R. Stephens, Ph.D.

This page was last maintained on 05/21/98.